I am compiling a list of things you should avoid posting about, writing about, or talking about, if you have a missionary friend or family member in Ecuador (or perhaps most other parts of the known and unknown universe) (though in all actuality, I have serious doubts about whether or not there are missionaries in unknown parts of the universe).
- Fall. STOP IT. Please do not mention the crunch of leaves, the autumn colors in your neighborhood, or the crispness of the air. You may however mention the cold, the wind, the hours you spend raking leaves, and the mold. Mentioning the upcoming flu season is also advised.
- Dr. Pepper. I wish I had not written that. Now I am salivating. But, for all you people on facebook who JUST MUST post every Dr. Pepper in your status updates, please know that I have recommended you for head of the torture department at the "super secret spy agency club". They should be contacting you shortly. Your skills are needed.
- Starbucks Pumpkin latte or Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. Please see the above. You may however post the amount of money you spent on you nameless hot drink. It will make me feel better when I drop by Mimo's and buy a cup of coffee for 40 cents.
Category: Life at the Equator